"Charles Marville is best known for his government commission to photograph the neighborhoods of Paris slated for demolition during Baron Haussmann's reconfiguration of the city between 1853 and 1870. In fact, that is virtually all he has been known for, a matter the authors of "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" are eager to rectify. Among the basic but previously unknown facts they have unearthed are his real name (Charles-Francois Bossu--which means "hunchback") and his date of birth (1813). They have also delved into his early career as an illustrator for the popular press and his pre-commission work as a photographer. . . . It is wonderful to finally have appropriately scaled reproductions of these pictures at hand."--Luc Sante, New York Review of BooksFrom the Publisher:
Charles Marville (1813-79) is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art to honor his bicentennial, Charles Marville: Photographer of Modernity surveys the artist's entire career. This beautiful book, which begins with the city scenes and architectural studies Marville made throughout France and Germany in the 1850s, and also explores his landscapes and portraits, as well as his photographs of Paris both before and after many of its medieval streets were razed to make way for the broad boulevards, parks, and monumental buildings we have come to associate with the City of Light. Commissioned to record the city in transition, Marville became the official photographer of Paris. Marville has long been an enigma in the history of photography, in part because many of the documents about his life were thought to have been lost in a fire that destroyed Paris' city hall in 1871. Based on meticulous research, this volume offers many new insights into Marville's personal and professional biography, including the central fact that Marville was not his given name. Born Charles-Francois Bossu in 1813, the photographer adopted the pseudonym when he began his career as an illustrator in the 1830s. With five essays by respected scholars, this book offers the first comprehensive examination of Marville's life and career and delivers the much-awaited public recognition his work so richly deserves.
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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2013. Lg Hardback, photos. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. First Edition; First Printing. Book New. NO names or ANY markings. DJ with very minor rubbing to REAR of DJ only. ; Ships in a box, USA ; Metropolitan Museum, New York: Exhibition Catalogues; 4to; 266 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 58421
Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2013. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The images bring to life nineteenth-century Paris with such vividness that in one standout shot, the grain of wood on the side of a shedperhaps a hundred feet from the camerais seen in startling detail.". Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_022609278X
Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 022609278X
Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11022609278X